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The personal wealth interests of politicians and government intervention in the economy

Journal

Review of Finance

Subject

Accounting

Authors / Editors

Tahoun A;Van Lent L

Biographies

Publication Year

2019

Abstract

We examine whether there is a correlation between personal wealth interests of politicians and their decisions to intervene in the economy. We use the setting of the government’s support of financial institutions under the 2008 Emergency Economic Stabilization Act. We find that the personal wealth interests of politicians are positively associated with voting in favor of the EESA.

Keywords

Banks; Depository institutions; Micro finance institutions; Mortgages; Firm behaviour; Search; Learning

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